Jingle Bell Bites are tiny holiday shortbread cookies speckled with green and red nonpareils for fun Christmas cheer! These Christmas shortbread sprinkle cookies are perfect for a Christmas treat bag!
Cuisine: American, Scottish
Keyword: Christmas Shortbread Cookies, Holiday Bites, Holiday Shortbread Cookies, Jingle Bell Bites, shortbread, Shortbread Cookies, sprinkle cookies, tiny shortbread cookies
Servings: 12-18 servings
Author: Nikki Gladd
1/2cupunsalted butter, at room temperature (plus more to butter the pan)
1/4teaspoonalmond or vanilla extract
1 1/4cupsall-purpose flour
4teaspoonsChristmas colored nonpareils
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch pan, then line with parchment paper, pressing the sides and corners to stick.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar and extract at medium speed until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until a dough forms. It will be crumbly for a while, but keep beating. Stir in the nonpareils until evenly distributed.
Transfer the dough to the lined pan and press evenly into the bottom. Use the parchment paper to lift the dough from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut the dough into 1/2-inch square pieces (a pizza cutter works well). Place the squares 1/2-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet; discard parchment paper. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms just begin to brown.